Details for Centerboard Yacht Club

Centerboard Yacht Club

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 15 reviews

Address 271 Front Street
South Portland, ME 04116


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - YES
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


No fuel, but DiMillos and Sunset Marine are nearby and have fuel.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Daily summertime and reduced hours or weekends before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Essentially 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, 7 days a week June, July, and August. After Labor Day, noon to dusk.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: 5
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: The uter moorings are generally 8 feet plus at low tide. There is 5 feet at the dock at low tide.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No slips - Moorings only. Note that the Active Captain chart showing docks is very out of date, May 2014.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Usually available, size and length of time varies. Moorings are available on a first come first served basis. Contact the club for mooring availability on the day of your arrival. They can generally accommodate boats up to 44 feet and drawing no more than 8 feet depending on availability.

$40.00 facilities fee per night, 2017. Fee includes the following:
- Use of shoreside facilities (TV, stereo, BBQ grills, kitchen, etc).
- Laundry.
- Shower.
- Launch, limited to 6 persons per trip, this rule can not be broken.
- Wireless internet in the clubhouse.
- Water at the docks.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water is available at the club docks.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Dogs on leash OK.

Disability access

Yes - Clubhouse is wheelchair accessible, floats and launch are not. Some handicapped parking.

Launch service

Yes - 9 to 9. The launch drivers would be happy to ferry you to the club or across the harbor to Portland. PHail them on channel 68 and clearly state 'Centerboard Yacht Club Launch' to avoid confusion with the neighbors in Falmouth at PYC.

Pump out

No - Nearby. Pumpout located at South Portland Dock (under the bridge) and Portland Yacht Services.


Yes - Ice can be purchased for $2.00 for either cubes or blocks. Soda is also available for $0.50 from a vending machine.


Yes - There are trash and recycling bins at the steward's shed for your convenience.








Yes - Grocery shopping can be done in South Portland at the local Hannaford. Please ask the stewards for directions or to arrange a taxi ride. It is just over one mile from the club.


Yes - 1 mile or so up the hill or across the Harbor to Hamilton Marine.


Yes - Nearby, up the hill or across the harbor to Portland.


Hotels or motels

Yes - Many within 10-15 minutes driving..... none close.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Several places nearby.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Marina next door.

Storage facilities

Yes - Marina next door.

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi. Wireless internet in the clubhouse, see the stewards for the password.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - For members only.


Yes - Bus, train and airport 15 minutes by car.

Other services


'Old Port', quaint retored waterfront shopping area.

Reviews for Centerboard Yacht Club
Hidden Gem, 2017-07-09
Captain: , Confetti, Kadey Krogen (1719)

We stayed on a mooring ball for three nights. Awesome location, beautiful scenery and great customer service! The launch service was the best we have seen. From the time you called until they were at the boat was quick And we were on a mooring closest to the bridge! The launch staff were very personable and gave us lots of info on the area and recommendations of places to visit. The YC also included us in their Lobster Bake. It was fantastic and everyone was very welcoming Great food, great company and great music! Yes, it is a small bathroom as noted in a previous review and It is a single shower but it is clean and there was never anyone using it as they do not have many transients so it's not an issue. They also have one washer and dryer. Both are very new You can also walk to a large laundromat about a mile away or take an uber for five dollars. We look forward to visiting again when we come south! Thank you!!!

Great Alternative to Portland Marinas, 2017-06-28
Captain: , Portland, ME (231)

This yatch club offers transient moorings whether you are a member of a reciprocal YC or not. The showers are great and there is laundry. The anchorage is very quiet in all weather and the launch service offers dry transportation ashore.

The moorings are very close to Portland. You can take a dinghy over to the Portland side for a night on the town or enjoy the walk. Walking to Portland follows a few short cuts on the Green Belt and pedestrian bridge so it is not as far as it looks.

docking two days, 2015-09-13
Captain: , Cedar Crest, NM (90)

I needed some dock time so Greg arranged a two day dock stay for the price of a mooring ball. It was off season but was still a very nice jesture and everyone else couldn't have been friendlier.

Not the Usual Marina, 2015-09-09
Captain: , Hampton NH (292)

This is a friendly yacht club that offers their facilities to transients. The main building is new but the adequate single clean shower is not. Everything gets locked up at 9:00 pm. The launch service is excellent and the operators are accomodating. Ice is $2 for cubes or blocks. For the travelling cruiser this is an excellent layover.

Good mooring stop in Portland, 2015-07-30
Captain: , Boston (621)

Moorings are now $40/night. It's a busy harbor but not real rolly or wakey in this part. They do end the launch at 8:30 and leave by 9:00 but if you come back to the gate and find it locked just walk around it to the left. $2 for 5lb bags of ice, good shower, laundry, nice clubhouse. There is a Hannaford's Supermarket a 15 min walk away in South Portland and the yacht club has an arrangement with them through which they will deliver provisions to the club.

Frendly To Transients, 2015-07-28
Captain: , Oriental, N.C. (352)

A Yacht Club wth no pretense. Very friendly and attentive staff. Great view of the City. Club launch happy to take you across the river to downtown. A large Hannaford supermarket nearby that you can walk to. Also upscale seafood restaurant a block away. We will be back.

One nighter, 2014-09-22
Captain: , Dover, NH (40)

We moored here for one night after labor day. People were friendly.
Fee was $25 cash. They do not accept cedit cards. Launch stopped at about 8/ We met friends for dinner and arrived back at 8:15 to find the access gate locked which had not been mentioned. All facilirties were also locked.

Always a nice stop in Maine, 2013-07-19
Captain: , Rock Hall, MD (242)

Love the friendly atomosphere and ease os access to town. Second time here will definitely come back. Only downside is exposure to channel on outer moorings. A couple of tugs scared me out of my skin with their horns while handling a tanker.

Good Moorings, Great Staff, 2013-06-28
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4307)

We needed a place to spend the night and CBYC was a good choice. The sweet young lady driving the launch was helpful and pleasant. Everyone makes you feel comfortable and welcome. As with any place in Portland harbor, you will roll, at large angles. There is heavy commercial traffic and ferries. There is not a no wake zone. The current keeps your boat beam to the wakes. But, being farther down the harbor, there can be fewer wakes.

Welcoming, friendly, 2012-08-16
Captain: , Pasadena, MD (1496)

CYC has a large mooring field with a launch service. Transients are welcome and welcomed. There is a small but clean shower, and a washer/dryer. Transients are welcome to use the club house. The dock crew is extremely helpful, friendly and welcoming. The members invited us to join them for food, and offered rides to the grocery and hardware store. The launch will take you to the Old Port on a time-available "plan ahead" basis. This was a very pleasant surprise.

Affordable moorings, 2011-09-26
Captain: , Warwick, RI (64)

We did not need full services. Only needed a mooring for the night to pick up a package. Otherwise, we never go into Portland.

Centerboard Yacht Club, a pleasnt surprise., 2009-07-15
Captain: , Southport, ME, USA (1178)

Great place to visit the Portland area from. Members & staff very friendly & helpful. Launch runs 09:00 - 21:00 & wiil take you over to "Old Port".

Watch the depth though; our mooring ,on the outside of the mooring field, only had 7' at low tide.

At $30/night, w/all facilities, a real bargain too!

Centerpoint Yacht Club, 2009-04-23
Captain: , Castine, Maine (325)

Stayed here on multiple occasions. A comfortable, inexpensive and efficient way to visit Portland.

Friendly accomodating YC, 2008-08-25
Captain: , Charleston, SC (215)

We enjoyed our stay here. Friendly staff, amenities nearby. YC launch will take you over to the city side, dropping of at DeMillo's fuel dock. From there you have the run of the town. Don't miss the museum.

CYC, 2007-06-01
Captain: , Portland, Maine (28)

Friendly owner maintained Yacht Club in Portland inner harbor. Visitor moorings available with club privileges. Supplies, pumpout, fuel and entertainment nearby.
Centerboard monitors VHF channel 68

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